Don't hold your breath on that one.
Of all the bikes I've owned over the past 24 years, this one is hands down my favorite. It'll be the last to go, come hell or high water.
I absolutely LOVE it.
Wow I'm surprised they went with Sachs. Not that they're bad, but Ohlins has been known for years as the Cadillac of suspension in the bike world. Guess I've been out of the sportbike loop for too long now. Lots of things that used to be good are now junk (especially in the automotive world), so it wouldn't surprise me if they're no longer the best you can get.
I can't imagine 170 HP in that small package! That must be AWESOME!! I'd lose my license ...
A lot of people were caught off guard by the move to Sachs. Ohlins has been having some issues with reputation on OEM stuff for years. Leaking seals, steppers that fail, ECMs that fail or go crazy. Trust is diminished.
Sachs has a long, successful history with active suspension and were a good choice. The suspension on these bikes is the best I have ever ridden without regard to price. It is so fast at making changes on the fly that the road feels consistent regardless of conditions. The bike sticks like nothing I've ridden. Very confidence inspiring.
Ya...Mine will be dyno'd this spring, but based on others who have done the same mods I have 170-180 hp is reasonable. The torque of a V twin with the top end pull of an inline 4. It's the first bike in a long time that can truly scare me. I love it.
Down side is....at 2400 miles, the rear tire is 80% toast and that's with me taking it really easy for the first 800 miles.